As Catholic priests, caring matrons and fun-loving secretaries with plunging necklines, Christian characters from Bollywood (and others too) have endeared themselves to us. For most parts, they come across as warm and fun-loving people. But that's where, many would argue, the problem lies - in stereotyping a community.
Christians of India are certainly not a monolith. Not all speak Hindi with a Mumbaiyya accent, getting their gender wrong. 'Khuda ka ghar' is not the only place where you are likely to find them. You will see them in far more professions than nursing and as secretaries. Yet, for years, popular cinema, has typecast them.
As Deepika Padukone's Finding Fanny hits the screens on Friday, HT looks at some of best-loved characters from the films.Mrs D'Sa (Anari) and the stereotype